- Wash and Remove Surface Dirt and Debris. The first step to removing oxidation and giving your boat a new look entails washing and eliminating every form of surface dirt.
- Removing Stains.
- Wet/Dry Sanding.
- Polishing Compounds.
- Waxing and Sealing with Protectant.
Can faded gelcoat be restored?
To help to restore the color, shine and appearance of your boat, choose a gelcoat restorer. Gelcoat restorers are suitable for fiberglass (GRP) gelcoats and can help to give long lasting effects, wetting the pigment to restore a strong and vibrant color and shine.
Can boat gelcoat be repaired?
Wet-sand the cured gelcoat with 320-grit wet/dry paper on a soft sanding block. Confining work to the immediate repair area, continue wet-sanding with 600-grit paper until nearly even with surrounding gelcoat. Finish wet-sanding with 1,000-grit paper; then buff out with rubbing compound followed by a coat of wax.
How much does it cost to fix gel coat on a boat?
When hiring a professional to do re-gel coating, remember that they are doing a job appraisal at a rate. The typical price will be $300 to $500 per foot if the hull is in excellent condition without significant damage.